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  • Driver shortage, HoS reduction keeping US fleet execs up at night

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by James Menzies

    DALLAS, Texas – There are several issues weighing heavily on the minds of US fleet executives who were speaking at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook last month in Dallas, and they may not be what you’d e…

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    Rethinking approaches to health care

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Bruce Richards

    There are early indications that a change in thinking, although not much more than a tremor at this point, may be running through the trucking community these days on the subject of health care. Some …

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    Understand sleep apnea before the regulations arrive

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Evelyn Cartmill

    Roadside inspectors have traditionally been limited to examining the lines of a logbook when trying to measure the threat of driver fatigue, but a recent push in the US could see truckers screened for…

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    Brachial plexus injuries: A concern for truck drivers

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Dr. Chris Singh

    The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that runs from your spinal cord through your shoulder and all the way into your hand.

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    For the health of it

    October 1, 2010 12:00AM by Joanne Ritchie

    I had to go to Dallas to do it, but I finally got to run with Jazzy…well, alright, not actually with Jazzy, but we were in the same 5-km race…and, okay, so I didn’t really run, I walked, but at le…

  • Shell promotes safety during its first National Truck Safety Week

    September 24, 2010 7:15AM by Truck News

    BURLINGTON, Ont. — How can a lubricant company improve truck safety? The answer, at first, may not be obvious. But Shell is taking steps to raise awareness of truck highway safety among the trucking industry and the travelling public alike…

  • Truck-involved traffic fatalities in US reach historic low

    September 10, 2010 8:22AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities in the US declined 20% in 2009, dropping fro…

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    The facts about psoriasis

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Psoriasis is a disease that causes skin cells to build up too quickly on the surface of the skin. Often, this causes the skin to appear like thick silvery scales.

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    Congratulations, it’s a grill!

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    What a summer! We’ve had unbelievable holiday weather across most of Canada -hot and humid. No wonder many people are keeping the heat out of the kitchen by turning up the burners on their barbecues.

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    Focus on fatigue management and wellness can pay dividends

    September 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    The trucking industry is no stranger to tickets for drivers who exceed their allowable hours of service, but the recent note on one carrier’s CSA 2010 profile demonstrates a new kind of focus on drive…

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    Protect your gums, Dad gummit

    August 1, 2010 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather. ‘Dad gummit’ was his favourite expression when things weren’t going well. Later, ‘Dad gummit’ became one of his grandchildrens’ favourite express…

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    BEWARE the high-risk driver, Markel warns

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Jim Bray

    BANFF, Alta. – Trucking companies have at least a one in three chance of interviewing a high-risk driver every time they look for new talent.

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    What a pain! Body aches and pains are inevitable as we age

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    As each year passes, we feel the effects of our bodies aging. Aches and pains appear where they’ve never been before. Although we can’t turn the clock back, we can fight back!

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    Beating burnout

    July 1, 2010 12:00AM by Truck News

    Any economic downturn can be rough on a fleet’s sales force. Even the top performers in the group can suddenly find it difficult to secure a sale. They begin to lose faith in their abilities. Nothing …

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    Take good care of your eyes

    June 1, 2010 12:00AM by Karen Bowen

    As a professional driver, taking care of your eyes is essential. Regular eye check-ups can help you stay on top of any deterioration in your sight. They can also discover unusual conditions that may a…